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Emergency OL @ TCP - Sunday 6/2 at 7pm

Posted: 12:41 Fri 04 Feb 2011
by Chris Doty
Long Lost Friends,

I am breaking out of Dublin for the weekend, and haven't had vintage port in so long I've forgotten what it tastes like.

Looking to meet up at TCP for a casual (but much needed!) tasting. Given timing constraints, etc, I'd propose 'bring a bottle of vintage port, blind.'

Please let me know if you'd be able to attend!

Re: Emergency OL @ TCP - Saturday 5/2 at 7pm?

Posted: 15:07 Fri 04 Feb 2011
by jdaw1
First draft of placemats.
  • Rather forlornly small.

Re: Emergency OL @ TCP - Saturday 5/2 at 7pm?

Posted: 09:05 Sat 05 Feb 2011
by WS1
Hi Chris,

indeed we have not seen you for a while. I cannot make tonight, but could come to the crusting pipe on Sunday the 06/02 for 7:00 PM (after the Liverpool game). the bt of port I would drop off at the TCP befoerhand 88) . Didi do that already a couple of times :lol:

Please let me know

regards

WS1

Re: Emergency OL @ TCP - Saturday 5/2 at 7pm?

Posted: 09:17 Sat 05 Feb 2011
by Chris Doty
Done!

TCP @ 7pm on Sunday 6/2

See you there WS

Re: Emergency OL @ TCP - Sunday 6/2 at 7pm

Posted: 09:40 Sat 05 Feb 2011
by WS1
Hi Chris,

have you booked a table? I agree it should not be a problem on a Sunday but you never know. Will bring a Croft 1966 which I just put upright :wink: :D

cu

WS1

Re: Emergency OL @ TCP - Sunday 6/2 at 7pm

Posted: 09:57 Sat 05 Feb 2011
by Chris Doty
haha. so much for the theme!

I will book us a table for four, as i am optimistic we might attract a straggler or two :)

Re: Emergency OL @ TCP - Saturday 5/2 at 7pm?

Posted: 10:06 Sat 05 Feb 2011
by jdaw1
Updated draft of placemats.
  • +Cr66, +WS.
  • Please check carefully.

Re: Emergency OL @ TCP - Sunday 6/2 at 7pm

Posted: 13:49 Sat 05 Feb 2011
by RAYC
Count me in

Re: Emergency OL @ TCP - Sunday 6/2 at 7pm

Posted: 14:09 Sat 05 Feb 2011
by WS1
Hi Chris,

uups have overread the sentence, bring a bt blind. Have put another bt straight up for tomorrow to make your initial theme. Please let me know what to bring; the bt (blind) or a Croft 1966 I wanted to try for a long time.
BTW thank you for this offline since when trying to find the Croft 1966 I also found the 1980 Sandeman for the Sandemann tasting, which i was trying to find for over a week now. :evil: :lol:
I am not very organised in these things, which I like and do not like. On the other hand this time I was really worried that I did a KilleB :? :lol:
So again Thank you!!!!!!


regards

WS1

Re: Emergency OL @ TCP - Saturday 5/2 at 7pm?

Posted: 15:00 Sat 05 Feb 2011
by jdaw1
Updated draft of placemats.
  • +RAYC.
  • Please check carefully.

Re: Emergency OL @ TCP - Sunday 6/2 at 7pm

Posted: 15:38 Sat 05 Feb 2011
by AHB
I sooo need an offline with some decent port, but I can't make it. Just too many other things on at the moment. Still, I will think of you on Sunday and may well open a bottle and drink it blind as part of a virtual offline.

Not sure when I'll next be in London and able to take part in a real offline :(

I'm sure it will be sometime in February :)

Re: Emergency OL @ TCP - Sunday 6/2 at 7pm

Posted: 08:35 Sun 06 Feb 2011
by WS1
Hi Alex,

This is sad, but very understandable. At the moment also for me having an offline is difficult to include in the schedule. Also tonight I will need to leave fairly early in order to get home to make all of tommorrows comittments :? :(

I am fairly sure I cannot make another offline in February since nearly every day is already booked up :x :cry:

Hope early March will be better!

cu

WS1

Re: Emergency OL @ TCP - Sunday 6/2 at 7pm

Posted: 15:09 Sun 06 Feb 2011
by Chris Doty
Sorry to hear it AHB,

Welcome to the party RAYC -- good to have you on board.

Booked a table for 5 (ever the optimist) for this evening. Tom, Jacob, Derek, etc etc etc -- who wants to come out and play?

Re: Emergency OL @ TCP - Sunday 6/2 at 7pm

Posted: 20:13 Sun 06 Feb 2011
by Chris Doty
We are 2 for 2 so far, with two others in the queue.

Too bad there are only three of us with all this great port!

I am going to stumble into the superbowl!

Re: Emergency OL @ TCP - Sunday 6/2 at 7pm

Posted: 21:04 Sun 06 Feb 2011
by jdaw1
State what you have opened and I’ll make TN threads.

Re: Emergency OL @ TCP - Sunday 6/2 at 7pm

Posted: 00:50 Mon 07 Feb 2011
by DRT
I couldn't attend this off-line because I was going to Edinburgh for the weekend. As things worked out I spent all day and most of this evening in various AA trucks being "recovered" from Edinburgh >> Glasgow >> Carlisle >> Chesterfield. Oh how I wish I had chosen the off-line! :?

Re: Emergency OL @ TCP - Sunday 6/2 at 7pm

Posted: 01:08 Mon 07 Feb 2011
by jdaw1
Ouch!

Re: Emergency OL @ TCP - Sunday 6/2 at 7pm

Posted: 13:35 Mon 07 Feb 2011
by JacobH
Chris Doty wrote:Booked a table for 5 (ever the optimist) for this evening. Tom, Jacob, Derek, etc etc etc -- who wants to come out and play?
Sorry I couldn't make it: pounding up the M11 at the time. Hopefully soon!

Re: Emergency OL @ TCP - Sunday 6/2 at 7pm

Posted: 14:46 Mon 07 Feb 2011
by Chris Doty
Excellent showing from Wolfgang and Rob.

We enjoyed the:

1966 Delaforce
WOTN from this fun little tasting. Burnt caramel sweetness. Fully mature, but still with good weight and decent balance. Not a monster, not a life changer, but just very solid and largely complete vintage port. Very nice indeed. Guessed the 66 Croft! 90+ points

1966 Croft
Cut from a similar cloth to the Delaforce, the only real issue for me on this guy was the slightly astringent and off-balanced finish. Lacks some complexity/purpose, but this was open for business and still hard to compain about. Guessed the 66 Croft!! 86points

1967 Taylor Vargellas
Much redder in color than the other two, but just one year younger. This was more floral, more feminine, and more fruity. I quite liked it, but it didn't have the fleshyness of great ports. 88points

1983 Smith Woodhouse
Closed closed closed. Guessed an '83 Grahams -- at least I had the vintage right. This showed that maybe a great bottle could merit a 90-91 pt score, but not this guy. Not Rated (FLAWED)

But better even than the bottles was the old feeling of funny friends and amusing conversation at TCP. Great service as always (though their decanters have been broken). Was waay overdue.

good times

Re: Emergency OL @ TCP - Sunday 6/2 at 7pm

Posted: 16:01 Mon 07 Feb 2011
by jdaw1
An emergency session at the Crusting Pipe on Sunday 6th February 2011. Links:Please post TNs, and comments on the evening as a whole, in the appropriate threads.